Richard Jenkins

Police identify officer in Thursday morning shooting

Baltimore police have identified the officer involved in a Thursday morning shooting at 1500 E. Lanvale St.

Officer Stephen Sistek, 46, a 17-year veteran assigned to the Patrol Division, was identified as the officer who fired his weapon at Richard Jenkins Jr. Sistek has never before been involved in a shooting incident, according to the department.

At 12:20 a.m. Thursday, Eastern District patrol officers responding to a call about an armed person saw a person who matched the description, according to police. As officers approached, the man engaged them, police said. The man was then shot once in the leg.

Jenkins, 25, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with injuries...